With the KBO-17 suite, the Mi-171A2 can operate safely at any time of day or night, even in adverse weather conditions. The KBO-17 boasts a 'glass cockpit' piloting and navigation system equipped with five LCD displays.
Supporting a customer mix of major U.S. carriers, leasing institutions and VIP operators, program work scopes include heavy maintenance checks, interior modifications, and IFE system upgrades and modifications.
Tait will lead activities related to sales operations, including customer relationship management, commercial contracts, market research, aircraft pricing, residual value analysis and customer financial support.
This flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established basic safety of flight, to testing that will demonstrate Triton's capability to perform operational missions in the maritime domain.